Opinion

Is this a socialist moment?

Is this a socialist moment? I hear this question when I travel. So here is the answer I usually give when asked at public meetings.

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Why is confession of bank CEO being ignored?

Brian Moynihan, the new Bank of America CEO, recently gave a speech at the Eighth Annual Economic Forecast Forum in Raleigh, N.C.

We looked into the future and the problem is us

Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?

Did you know Hillary was a pinko?

The mainstream media, via The Washington Post, has apparently seen fit to join the rabid right's revival of the old anti-Communist crusade.

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Marx in Copenhagen

"Goodbye Africa, goodbye South Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest; it was nice knowing you." Such was George Monbiot's dismay as the recent Copenhagen Climate Conference ended.

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What if?

What if I told you that by supporting the 1935 Social Security Act you would be selling out the working class and capitulating to right-wing special interests?

Celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall

This week, we are informed, the world is celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Capitalism, socialism, democracy and other letters to the editor

Michael Moore's film on capitalism shows how very limited democracy is under capitalism.

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We want our money back

In a true democracy the finance industry would be the servant of the Main Street economy, not its master.

We must incriminate the basic rules of capitalism: An interview with Paul Boccara

Communist economist Paul Boccara has just published a book about the transformations and the crisis of global capitalism, in which he deals with the financial crisis, among other topics. Paul Boccara puts forward proposals to initiate emancipation from this 'gone mad' system.

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